View Full Version : Aftermarket K-Members and A-Arms cracking under daily driving?


kaos_
06-21-2007, 02:26 PM
I'm interested in getting a UMI K-Member. One of my motor mounts is cracked and it gives me a reason to get a better K-Member and mounts. But I've heard that using an aftermarket K-Member for daily driving will eventually crack it? Is that true? I don't understand how that could be, seeing that it is made to handle much more stress than the stock one! Does this also apply to aftermarket A-Arms? What are your experiences and thoughts?

anarchy99
06-21-2007, 02:42 PM
I've put about 4,000 miles on my tubular kmember and tubular lower control arms. No problems yet with setup you see in my sig.

MrDude_1
06-21-2007, 02:44 PM
i havent seen anyone break one from daily driving with one yet....


my 3rdgen has one thats even less built then the UMI one.. daily driven for 2 years that way...

ROCNDAV
06-21-2007, 03:05 PM
I had both a profab and UMI Kmember. THe UMI piece is so much more heavier duty, I doubt you would have any problems in a DD situation.

z28bryan
06-21-2007, 03:28 PM
There's that new road race k-member that came up in a recent thread made by UMI. I'm guessing that thing will be structurally good enough for daily use

kaos_
06-21-2007, 03:38 PM
There's that new road race k-member that came up in a recent thread made by UMI. I'm guessing that thing will be structurally good enough for daily use

yeah that's the one i'm thinking of getting. looks like a great piece!